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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Globally death increasing due to corona disease

UK and French death tolls jump by 980 and 987, respectively, as Italy extends weeks-long lockdown until May 3.

TCS News Network
11 Apr 2020
 The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 101,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 372,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.Italy has registered the highest number of COVID-19 deaths,
more than 18,800 as of Friday, while the United States has reported the majority of confirmed infections, nearly half a million.
However, the number of newly hospitalised patients in the hardest-hit state of New York has dropped to a one percent increase.

Buyers jam stores in Turkey after curfew announcement
People rushed into the streets in parts of Turkey, forming long lines outside grocery stores minutes after the government announced a two-day curfew in 31 cities to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Associated Press news agency reported.
Just hours before the curfew came into effect, people were seen queuing outside stores in panic, many ignoring social distancing rules, the private DHA news agency reported.Fighting erupted in at least one district in Istanbul, the Halk TV television station reported.The International Monetary Fund says it is helping Albania with $190.5 million to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.A statement on Friday said the money would address its urgent balance of payments resulting from the ongoing global outbreak of the COVID-19 causing "significant losses and disruptions to Albania’s economy."

Uruguay on Saturday will repatriate 112 Australians and New Zealanders from a cruise ship that has been stranded in the La Plata River near capital Montevideo since March 27, the government of the small South American country said.
The operation is to begin Friday evening when the ship is scheduled to dock in the Port of Montevideo. The Greg Mortimer is an Antarctic cruise ship operated by Aurora Expeditions.
The passengers, most of whom have tested positive for the coronavirus, are to be bussed to a special airport terminal with strict health controls.They are scheduled to board a Melbourne-bound charter flight in the early morning hours of Saturday.